Mr. & Mrs. Bennet have five daughters. Naturally, when two gentlemen in possession of good fortunes move into the neighborhood, it causes quite a stir. Mr. Bingley suits Jane nicely, but the enigmatic Mr. Darcy seems to rub everyone, particularly Lizzie Bennet, the wrong way. Add to the mix a wealthy and determined young woman, a soldier with a mysterious past, a socially awkward cousin, and numerous impossible relatives, and Elizabeth and Darcy have a lot to learn about social station, first impressions, and ultimately their own hearts.
I love Pride and Prejudice because of the timeless characters, the brilliantly sharp dialogue, and the incisive social commentary. There is a reason it is held to be the best romantic novel ever written.